The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.

Engineer within the field of optics, electronics, physical technique, electro technique

Background
Starting each January 1, Logistics Department of AWI is appointing an

Engineer within the field of optics, electronics, physical technique, or electro technique

as a technical staff member and winterer at the joint German-French Arctic station (AWIPEV Base) in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard.


Tasks
Your tasks will be the execution of long-time measurements in the field of atmospheric, marine, and geophysical sciences, employing optical (spectrometer, multi wave lengths Lidar etc.) and other methods such as micro wave radiometry, in situ measurements with balloon sounding, as well as control and maintenance of the scientific instruments at the base. The measurements are organized in observational programmes, like the Atmosphere Observatory, the Under Water Observatory, or the Permafrost Observatory.
The wintering will take place in one of the most beautiful places of Svalbard in the international research village of Ny-Ålesund where more than 10 nations have established their bases. Ny-Ålesund is equipped with modern infrastructure and corresponding recreation facilities. The AWIPEV Base consists of several buildings with modern laboratories, office rooms and living space.


Requirements
Mandatory are a valid driver’s license, and proficiency in English and German. Proficiency in French will be an advantage, moreover a motorboat license and knowledge in first aid would be appreciated.


Further Information
The employment is limited to 24 months. Within this period of time a stay at the polar base for more than 12 months will follow after job training at the AWI. The preparedness to work under Arctic conditions is absolutely mandatory for the employment. During the employment at the AWI there will be a deputation to the Research Unit Potsdam for the period before and after the stay at polar base.

Employment contract and payment comply with the wage and working agreement (TVöD) as applied at AWI. During the stay abroad an extra charge will be paid.

Information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Roland Neuber (roland.neuber@awi.de). Please find further information on the joint German-French base under: www.awipev.eu

As the base is operated jointly with Institut Polaire Français Paul Emil Victor (IPEV) the interview will be in English and a member of the IPEV staff will participate.


This characterizes us


Equal oppourtunities for women and men are an integral part of our personnel policy. Therefore, we encourage women to apply.


Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate “Career and Family”.


We look forward to your application!
Please forward your application before August 31, each year, exclusively online.


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